HUNTER COLLEGE FEATURED IN NEW PRINCETON REVIEW BOOK, “COLLEGES THAT CREATE FUTURES”

According to The Princeton Review, Hunter College is one of the nation’s best institutions at offering undergraduates both outstanding academics and outstanding experiential learning opportunities.

The education services company profiles Hunter in its new book, “Colleges That

Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom” (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review, $14.99, September 8, 2015) and on its site at www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/colleges-that-create-futures.

“We have always been proud that Hunter College offers a priceless education at a price everyone can afford,” said Jennifer J. Raab, President of Hunter. “The well-deserved recognition of the Princeton Review now clearly illustrates the long-term value of a Hunter education, and the vast opportunities that education provides for our students beyond graduation.”

Out of several hundred colleges that The Princeton Review considered for the book, the 50 schools that made the cut comprise only about 2% of the nation’s approximately 2,600 four-year colleges. Hunter was the only college within the City University of New York among the final 50, and along with Wagner College and Columbia University, was one of only three New York City schools.

The selection process factored in data from the company’s surveys of administratorsat hundreds of universities between 2013 and 2015 and of 18,000 students attending the schools. The Princeton Review also conducted 200 interviews with current faculty, administrators and alumni of schools in making its choices of the final 50 colleges featured in the book.

Specifically, The Princeton Review editors weighed information about the colleges’ career center services, internship, externship, cooperative learning and collaborative research opportunities, and student engagement in community service and study abroad programs.

“Simply put, Hunter College and the other colleges we chose for this book are stellar at putting the ‘hire’ in ‘higher education,'” said Robert Franek, Senior VP-Publisher at The Princeton Review.

He is author of the book with the staff of The Princeton Review. “We commend these schools for the extraordinary opportunities they are giving their students for practical, hands-on learning that complements their academic experiences.”

The schools are profiled in the book in alphabetical order and are not ranked. Each college profile has general information about the school, plus sections on its distinctive programs and institutes, career center services, and unique hands-on, experiential learning opportunities.

In its Hunter profile, The Princeton Review praises the college both for its Muse Scholar Program, an honors program for artistically-talented students and for its dedication to undergraduate STEM research.

Also cited is Hunter’s Chinese Flagship program, which offers undergraduates unparalleled immersion in Chinese language and culture, including a senior year spent in China.  Professor Der-lin Chao, who directs the program, told The Princeton Review that the Chinese Flagship stood out for allowing Hunter undergraduates the chance “to take college-level content courses with local university students [in China] and work capably in a Chinese-speaking environment.”

Among comments from Hunter students the company surveyed was high enthusiasm for the school’s faculty. One student noted that “the professors are what have made my experience here so incredible.” Students also noted the advantages and the opportunities of the school’s location in Manhattan, with another saying that “the city is our campus and it’s up to you to use it to the fullest.”

The Princeton Review “Colleges That Create Futures” can be found at www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/colleges-that-create-futures “Colleges That Create Futures” is one of 150 Princeton Review books published by Penguin Random House in a line that also includes “The Best 380 Colleges” (published August 2015), “Colleges That Pay You Back” (published February 2015) and annual guides to the best business and best law schools (published in October) plus guides for dozens of standardized tests.

The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep courses, books, and other student resources. It is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).  For more information, visit www.princetonreview.com . Follow the company on Twitter @theprincetonrev

Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country and famous for the diversity of its student body, which is as diverse as New York City itself.

Most Hunter students are the first in their families to attend college and many go on to top professional and graduate programs, winning Fulbright scholarships, Mellon fellowships, National Institutes of Health grants, and other competitive honors.

The 1,700 full- and part-time members of Hunter’s faculty are unparalleled. They receive prestigious national grants, contribute to the world’s leading academic journals, and play major roles in cutting-edge research. They are fighting cancer, formulating public policy, expanding our culture, enhancing technology, and more.

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Media Contact for Hunter College

Chris Browne, Chief Communications Officer:cb1246@hunter.cuny.edu

 

Media Contacts for The Princeton Review:

Jeanne Krier, Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books

212-539-1350, pressoffice@review.com

or Pia Aliperti, The Princeton Review,

888-347-7737, ext. 1404, pia.aliperti@review.com